Review - The Plea on Oath by Lorna Adekaiyaoja

By Carmen, 18 December 2019
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Year Published: 2019

Genre: Mystery; Suspense; Crime


‘The Plea on Oath’ is a story of a bright and gifted boy…you read about how the boy grew up to become a doctor, of his own hard work, but not so much to show for it as he struggled and battled his notorious addiction to gambling with adverse consequences, leaving a vacuum. Doctors are human…and so are we all.

The book reveals the pressure often encountered and most often concealed by some professionals in their daily life. It also touches on real life issues such as miscarriage of justice, reckless endangerment with a firearm, dealing with bereavement, corruption, racism, counselling and rehabilitation.

About the Author:

Lorna Adekaiyaoja was born in London and returned to her native Nigeria where she completed her advanced level education in the city of Lagos. A trained lawyer and legal researcher. She completed her Bachelor of Honours degree in Law - LL.B (Hons) in 1989 at the University of Lagos. Admitted and called to Bar and Enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She has worked in the Corporate Sector with deep affinity for- Human Resource Management, Legal Information Research, Speech writing and Company Secretarial practice for many reputable companies.

Connect with the Author:

Author Website: Lorna Adekaiyaoja Author Website

Buy the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link

My Take on the Book:

There were times when the dialogue wasn’t done so well; and out of the court cases – the second one was done better than the first; the first one seemed to be too short to be a proper court case for the crime that was committed – though I felt that the verdict passed in the second one was valid; since justice had been served and it ended as it was supposed to.

There were places where this book was well-done; and others not so well done. I feel that if it had been marketed a little bit differently, and maybe even if the focus of the book had changed – then it would have been a really nice book to read. I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

This author has potential – there is some room to improve; and I hope that she continues to grow in her writing career.